How Is It That Obamacare is Socialized Medicine, but Medicare Isn't?

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    Can someone explain to me how Obamacare is Socialized Medicine, but Medicare Isn't?

    Is it because all the old people vote for Republicans?
     
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    Medicare is socialized medicine.

    I've never heard anyone say anything to the contrary.
     
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    Then why did Bush expand it? Why does Jim DeMint say it's untouchable?

    How is Obamacare any worse?
     
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    It's like a sting ray barb to the heart. You would do more harm yanking the thing out than leaving it in.
     
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    If you're looking for philosophical coherence in right-wing talking points and name-calling, you're wasting your time.
     
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    what you're saying makes no sense, you can cut payment rates to hospitals, increase drug co-pays, yet the GOP is opposed to all these cost savers
     
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    Personally, I'd prefer some form of Medicare Plus
     
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    Medicare and Medicaid are socialized medicine...And they're abysmal failures.

    But somehow, that's seen as evidence that the feds need to meddle even further in the medical marketplace.
     
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    Well, you could always post another one of your famous text walls of incomprehensible technocratic gibberish. :rolleyes:
     
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    fight socialism! NO MORE VA!
     

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